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|job = emergency
|image=Ewart Plimmer.jpg
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|image = EwartPlimmerS03E02Infobox.png
|first=[[Gas]]
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|died = 7 October 1988
|firstdate = 6 September 1986
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|deathcause = [[Heart attack]]
|last=[[A Child's Heart - Part One]]
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|spouse = [[Roz Plimmer]] <small>({{m}} unknown, {{div}} 1987)</small>
|lastdate=29 August 2015
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|children = [[Gillian Plimmer|Gillian]]
|portrayed=[[Bernard Gallagher]] (S1-S3)<br>Stand-in (S30)
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|occupation = [[Consultant|Consultant in emergency medicine]]
|centric={{PAGESINCAT:Ewart centric}} ([[Ewart Plimmer/Centric episodes|full list]])
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|placeofwork = [[Emergency department]], [[Holby City Hospital]]
|casualty=[[Series 1 (Casualty)|1]] [[Series 2 (Casualty)|2]] [[Series 3 (Casualty)|3]] • [[Series 30 (Casualty)|30]]
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|first = [[Gas]]
|died=7 October 1988
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|firstdate = 6 September 1986
|deathcause=Heart attack
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|last = [[A Child's Heart - Part One]]
|occupation=[[Consultant|Consultant in emergency medicine]] (until 1988)
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|lastdate = 29 August 2015
|placeofwork=[[Emergency department]], [[Holby City Hospital]] (until 1988)
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|portrayed = [[Bernard Gallagher]]
|spouse=Roz Plimmer ({{m}} unknown, {{div}} 1987)
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|casualty = [[Series 1 (Casualty)|1]] [[Series 2 (Casualty)|2]] • [[Series 3 (Casualty)|3]] • [[Series 30 (Casualty)|30]]
|children=Gillian}}
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'''Ewart Plimmer''' (died 7 October 1988) was a [[Consultant|consultant in emergency medicine]] and [[Clinical Lead]] of the [[emergency department]] of [[Holby City Hospital]] until 1988. He joined the department in or before 1974.
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'''Ewart Plimmer''' (died [[7 October]] [[1988]]) was a [[consultant]] in [[emergency medicine]] who worked in the [[emergency department]] of [[Holby City Hospital]] until his death in 1988.
==Time in the emergency department (until 1988)==
 
Ewart was the inspiration behind the night shift when it began in 1986. The old man with the white moustache was a friend to his staff but could be very stern and short tempered with administrators. He rarely got involved in clinical work, but did from time to time get his hands 'dirty'. He would often sit alone in his office listening to his walkman. However, his dedication to saving the department put a strain on his relationship with his wife and daughter.
 
   
In September 1986, Ewart's wife Roz arrived at the end of his shift with a suitcase of his belongings - their marriage was over due to the strains of Ewart's work on their relationship. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Hide and Seek]]") In November 1986, a drunk teenager was brought in after a party and was sick over Megan. She wouldn't talk and was revealed to be Gillian; Ewart’s daughter. She was upset about how distant her family had become. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Moonlight Becomes You]]") A week later, she arrived to see Ewart, but he was too busy to see her. She waited in the staff room where she chatted with [[Megan Roach|Megan]] before leaving upset, without speaking to him. Megan suggested to Ewart he should ring her, but he said he hadn’t found the time. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Teeny Poppers]]") After [[Lisa "Duffy" Duffin|Duffy]] was raped on her way to work the following week, Ewart comforted her and took her to [[Susie Mercier|Susie’s]] house to stay ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Drunk]]")
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== Biography ==
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=== Fighting for the night shift ===
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On [[6 September]] [[1986]], Ewart was confronted by [[Norman Parker]] — a [[Holby City Hospital]] manager — about reports of medical equipment from other areas of the hospital being stolen and later found in the [[emergency department]], and warned that he had six months to prove that the night shift was worth preserving otherwise he would recommend the [[Department of Health and Social Security]] to close it down. That night, following a [[parathion]] leakage at [[East Docks]] which resulted in a [[John Price|man]]'s death, Ewart acknowledged that the incident supported his cause as it highlighted the importance of smaller emergency departments. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
By December, the night shift and the department faced an uncertain future and the staff demonstrated to save the night shift much to Ewart's surprise. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Closure]]")
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== Relationships ==
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=== Professional ===
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==== [[Kuba Trzcinski]] ====
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In September 1986, Kuba confided in Ewart about his interest in [[Miss Clements]] from the [[radiography department]]. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
From September 1987, Ewart continued his campaign to bring back the night shift as [[Emergency department|Holby A&E]] was only dealing with emergencies from 9-5. At all other times emergencies were being taken to Queen's. After a meeting with the District Health Authority, Ewart and the team found out they had been given back their night shift. Ewart was delighted and [[Mary Tomlinson|Mary]] asked him if she could be his new Senior house officer. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[A Little Lobbying]]")
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==== [[Baz Samuels]] ====
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In September 1986, after nearly hitting Ewart with her car outside the hospital, Baz pressed him to sort out her references so she did not have to continue working the night shift; Ewart assured her that she would "escape" soon. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
At a cocktail party, Ewart met new administrator [[Elizabeth Straker]], initially with conflict and differing opinions. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[A Little Lobbying]]") After weeks of heated debates and arguments, Elizabeth found the courage to invite Ewart over to dinner, he accepted and ended up staying the night but ignored bleeps on his pager following riots between the police and the local community ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[The Raid]]")
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== Behind the scenes ==
Two weeks later, Ewart attended his divorce hearing; Roz left him with nothing. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Seeking Heat]]") In December 1987, Ewart suffered a mild heart attack and was visited in hospital by his ex wife Roz and his new love interest [[Elizabeth Straker|Elizabeth]]. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Burning Cases]]") By early September 1988, Elizabeth had left for America fed up of Ewart being 'married to Casualty'. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Welcome to Casualty]]")
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[[Bernard Gallagher]] portrayed Ewart in ''[[Casualty]]'' from 1986 until 1988. The character made an appearance in a flashback sequence in the [[2015 (releases)|2015]] episode "[[A Child's Heart - Part One]]", where he was portrayed by an unknown actor.
 
Her replacement, [[Valerie Sinclair]] was soon at loggerheads with Ewart over the closing of the observation ward. Ewart got his way and ironically, in the very place that he'd been fighting to keep open, he suffered a second heart attack and died in October 1988, just minutes after comforting a distraught [[Megan Roach|Megan]]. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Burn Out]]") The staff mourned and it was left to Charlie to take over the helm of running the department.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[Bernard Gallagher]] portrayed Ewart Plimmer on ''[[Casualty]]'' from 1986 until 1988. A stand-in actor made a cameo appearance as Ewart in a flashback in the first episode of [[series 30]]. The flashback was to 1974, therefore revealing that Ewart started working at the ED in or before then.
 
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Ewart Plimmer (died 7 October 1988) was a consultant in emergency medicine who worked in the emergency department of Holby City Hospital until his death in 1988.

Biography

Fighting for the night shift

On 6 September 1986, Ewart was confronted by Norman Parker — a Holby City Hospital manager — about reports of medical equipment from other areas of the hospital being stolen and later found in the emergency department, and warned that he had six months to prove that the night shift was worth preserving otherwise he would recommend the Department of Health and Social Security to close it down. That night, following a parathion leakage at East Docks which resulted in a man's death, Ewart acknowledged that the incident supported his cause as it highlighted the importance of smaller emergency departments. (CAS: "Gas")

Relationships

Professional

Kuba Trzcinski

In September 1986, Kuba confided in Ewart about his interest in Miss Clements from the radiography department. (CAS: "Gas")

Baz Samuels

In September 1986, after nearly hitting Ewart with her car outside the hospital, Baz pressed him to sort out her references so she did not have to continue working the night shift; Ewart assured her that she would "escape" soon. (CAS: "Gas")

Behind the scenes

Bernard Gallagher portrayed Ewart in Casualty from 1986 until 1988. The character made an appearance in a flashback sequence in the 2015 episode "A Child's Heart - Part One", where he was portrayed by an unknown actor.

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